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Ariella
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Ariella,
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1/7/2014 | 9:25:38 AM
the flash mob
Do you consider flash storage a better bet than cloud storage? Or would you do both as a sort of pants and suspenders back-up?
gmtrmt
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gmtrmt,
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1/7/2014 | 10:19:26 AM
Mine
Mine are

1. reinstall all software to clean up any conflicts

2. use windirstat to find any dumped files and clear them up

3. organise a scheduled backup to cloud storage (probably using comodo online backup since its free
Ariella
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Ariella,
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1/7/2014 | 10:29:14 AM
Re: Mine
@gmtrmt When I was looking for replacements for SugarSync after it dropped its free option, I  looked into Comodo. It is free for a limited amount of storage, but the software itself takes up a huge amount of space on a desktop. I ended up going with Copy. I don't really use it for sharing -- as that is one of the features it allows -- but for backup. 
gmtrmt
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gmtrmt,
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1/7/2014 | 10:37:06 AM
Re: Mine
Whats copy? url????
Ariella
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Ariella,
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1/7/2014 | 10:44:56 AM
Re: Mine
@gmtrmt It's https://www1.copy.com/home/ I have to say that I can't say I thoroughly tested it. It just seemed easier to work with for me than the other ones I looked into. It promises 15 GB of free cloud storage and has some splitting options for businesses with up to 5 users.
RobPreston
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RobPreston,
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1/7/2014 | 9:56:24 AM
The Customer Comes First
An undercurrent for most of these IT resolutions is an increased focus on serving customers. That should be the uber-resolution: Make your key IT initiatives customer-facing ones.
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ChrisMurphy,
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1/7/2014 | 11:53:52 AM
New Talent
Your comment on talent suggests a commitment to training for tech pros -- bringing people in from more diverse backgrounds. I think that makes a lot of sense, especially as tech becomes so closely tied to direct customer needs, via mobile apps, Internet-connected products, and embedded systems. But are companies willing to make those kind of investments in people?
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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1/8/2014 | 2:05:09 PM
Re: New Talent
As an IT leader in a smaller organization with a diverse set of technologies we support, I've long had to look outside of traditional locations to find quality employees. Technical skills are much easier to teach and learn than soft skills, so we give preference to the latter if we're on the fence about someone. The inevitable result is that we have to provideflexibility and various incentives for training. That's a good thing too as it demonstrates a commitment by the organization to help it's employees improve themselves.


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